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  • Fly-away mixed bag

    Fly-away mixed bag

    By Michael Upton on Wed 03 Mar 2010

    You may have noticed Film Chat’s absence for the last few weeks while I had a well-earned break.

  • Razzle Dazzle

    Razzle Dazzle

    By Michael Upton on Wed 03 Mar 2010

    IT would be easy to mock Sandra Bullock. Let’s not forget she made her name with the exciting-but-brainless Speed, ruined it with the farcical Speed 2: Cruise Control and rehabilitated herself with a series of ordinary but profitable rom-coms such as Force

  • Sienna’s the worst

    Sienna’s the worst

    By Michael Upton on Wed 03 Mar 2010

    Back with the Razzies, there was a rare award for Sienna Miller, who landed worst supporting actress for GI Joe, while all three Jonas Brothers shared the worst actor award for Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.

  • The brown stuff

    The brown stuff

    By Amy Parkes on Tue 02 Mar 2010

    My stress levels are soaring at the moment, what with the wedding and moving house, and what do I normally do when I’m stressed?….EAT CHOCOLATE.

  • Life's a rollercoaster

    Life's a rollercoaster

    By Amy Parkes on Tue 09 Feb 2010

    I’VE been on a bit of a roller coaster ride with my health and fitness regime over the last couple of weeks.

  • READER COMMENT: Bullying of teachers commonplace

    READER COMMENT: Bullying of teachers commonplace

    By on Mon 08 Feb 2010

    Bullying is very common in the teaching profession. I am a teacher and was bullied out of a permanent job. I used to work for Doncaster L.E.A. Several of my colleagues were also bullied. I hear (from bullied ex-colleagues that I meet on the supply cir

  • READER LETTER: Where's the Millers' motivation?

    READER LETTER: Where's the Millers' motivation?

    By on Mon 08 Feb 2010

    Although I am an ex-Rotherhamite living in Canada for the past 37 odd years, I still follow the team on the Beeb and it seems to me that this team is not motivated under the current managerial setup. They appeared far more enthusiastic under Mark

  • Exes to come face to face again at the Oscars

    Exes to come face to face again at the Oscars

    By Michael Upton on Fri 05 Feb 2010

    Turning inevitably to this week’s Oscar nominations announcement, I can’t comment on many of the choices as the panel always seems to pick films that haven’t been released in the UK yet but much of the shortlist is filled with familiar and predictable nam

  • Razzies list is the usual mix of the bad and the really bad

    Razzies list is the usual mix of the bad and the really bad

    By Michael Upton on Fri 05 Feb 2010

    It’s one of the biggest weeks of the cinematic year so how could I overlook the event that has had everyone talking? Yes, the nominations are out for the Razzies.

  • Waltz set to be a Global star

    Waltz set to be a Global star

    By Michael Upton on Tue 26 Jan 2010

    AVATAR, Robert Downey Junior and The Hangover were all big winners at the Golden Globes this week, as expected.

  • Go easy on the robots, please

    Go easy on the robots, please

    By Michael Upton on Tue 26 Jan 2010

    Hollywood gossip suggests that Transformers 3 (yes, they really are making another one) will feature “fewer robots”.

  • Strong showing by our Mark

    Strong showing by our Mark

    By Michael Upton on Tue 26 Jan 2010

    Rumour has it that Mark Strong is on the wanted list for Green Lantern, in which he could play the villainous Sinestro.

  • Cameron cash in with Avatar bonanza

    Cameron cash in with Avatar bonanza

    By Michael Upton on Tue 26 Jan 2010

    As expected, James Cameron’s Avatar has turned into a film phenomenon, sweeping away all its contemporaries and threatening to destroy all-time records.

  • Penn set to be a Stooge again

    Penn set to be a Stooge again

    By Michael Upton on Thu 21 Jan 2010

    On, off and on again. It’s difficult to keep up when it comes to Sean Penn and the forthcoming Three Stooges film.

  • Avatar review

    Avatar review

    By Michael Upton on Thu 21 Jan 2010

    If you’ve been living in a cave, you might not have seen Avatar yet.

  • KEEP QUIET… P-L-E-A-S-E

    KEEP QUIET… P-L-E-A-S-E

    By Michael Upton on Tue 12 Jan 2010

    NEW Year is a time for making resolutions, turning over a new leaf and laying to rest the mistakes of the past.